Psychiatric Services at Pacific Health Systems in San Diego
Living with mental illness can be a daily struggle to balance emotions and obligations, thoughts and actions, desires and limitations. But professional psychiatric help can make all the difference.
At Pacific Health Systems, we provide a wide variety of services and supports for people struggling with their mental health. Our team of skilled, experienced, and compassionate psychiatrists is committed to helping patients get the treatment they need to improve their quality of life and look forward to a brighter future.
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Our Psychiatric Treatment Process
Psychiatric treatment isn’t merely about prescribing medications. It’s about evaluating the whole person – including medical history, physical health, and emotional and mental states – to identify areas of need and obtain an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes, an underlying physical condition can manifest symptoms of mental illness, and it’s the job of psychiatrists to determine the correct root cause.
At Pacific Health Systems, our psychiatrists take a holistic approach to treatment. Working closely with your primary care doctor and other members of your psychological care team, we make sure to get a sense of the whole picture of your health before deciding on a course of action.
Medication management often involves a bit of trial and error. Whether you’re prescribed antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, or antipsychotics, we’ll monitor your symptoms closely as you adjust to the changes in your body chemistry. If necessary, dosages may be altered or medications may be replaced. Our team will be by your side every step of the way as you work toward your goal of mental and emotional stability.
Psychiatric Conditions We Treat
A whole range of mental health disorders can be treated effectively with psychiatric medications. These include:
Depression is often treated with antidepressants, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).
Anxiety disorders, including panic disorders and social phobias, can be managed the use of benzodiazepines.
Schizophrenia and other mental health disorders characterized by delusions and hallucinations often respond positively to antipsychotic drugs.
Bipolar disorder and other mood disorders are frequently treated using mood stabilizers, and occasionally anticonvulsant medications.
Childhood disorders such as ADHD, school problems, mood disorders and autism.
Get Psychiatric Treatment at Pacific Health Systems
We want to help optimize your mental health so you can live the rich, full life you deserve. You don’t have to have all the answers before you come see us. Our psychiatric team at Pacific Health Systems will evaluate your condition, provide you with a diagnosis, and help you get back on the path to optimal mental health.
For more information on our psychiatric services, call us at (619) 267-9257.